Location

University of Nevada Las Vegas, Greenspun Hall

Description

Law enforcement is an inherently risky occupation. The number of traffic-related fatalities for law enforcement officers in the U.S. during the past 13 years has been increasing; however, the number of fatalities for the general population in motor vehicle traffic incidents declined during the same time period.

The federal government reports that federal motor vehicle safety standards aswell as behavioral and vehicle safety programs implemented by state and local law-enforcement agencies contributed to the downward trend for the general public.

What accounts for the pattern and problem with police driving-related deaths?

Keywords

Police – Death; Traffic accidents; Traffic fatalities; Traffic safety

Disciplines

Criminology and Criminal Justice | Industrial and Organizational Psychology | Law Enforcement and Corrections | Personality and Social Contexts | Public Affairs | Public Policy | Transportation

Language

English

 
Apr 20th, 1:00 PM Apr 1st, 2:00 PM

Driving forces: Police fatalities

University of Nevada Las Vegas, Greenspun Hall

Law enforcement is an inherently risky occupation. The number of traffic-related fatalities for law enforcement officers in the U.S. during the past 13 years has been increasing; however, the number of fatalities for the general population in motor vehicle traffic incidents declined during the same time period.

The federal government reports that federal motor vehicle safety standards aswell as behavioral and vehicle safety programs implemented by state and local law-enforcement agencies contributed to the downward trend for the general public.

What accounts for the pattern and problem with police driving-related deaths?